Ordinal - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɔːrdənl|  American pronunciation of the word ordinal
Brit.  |ˈɔːdɪn(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word ordinal

noun

- the number designating place in an ordered sequence (syn: no.)

adjective

- of or relating to a taxonomic order
- being or denoting a numerical order in a series

Examples

family and ordinal names of animals and plants

held an ordinal rank of seventh

in the middle ages feria was used with a prefixed ordinal number to designate the day of the week, so 'secunda feria' meant Monday, but Sunday and Saturday were always called by their names, Dominicus and Sabbatum, and so feria came to mean an ordinary we

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